Grinchenko O.S., Sviridova T.V., Ilyashenko E.I. South Migration Pathways and Wintering Places of Common Crane Pre-Migration Congregation of Dubna // Arid ecosystems. 2018. V. 24. № 4 (77). P. 66-74. | PDF
The transformation of arid ecosystems into agricultural lands around natural and artificial reservoirs led to the formation of big colonies on the migration pathways and wintering places of common cranes, nesting in the central European Russia. Marking of Dubna colony cranes with colorful rings made it possible to find birds wintering in Israel, in the Hula Valley. The results of watching those marked cranes allow us to find the key points of migration pathways to preserve them and detect if cranes of the Dubna colony use other places before their leaving in Moscow and neighboring regions, which is very important because the area of Dubna colony and the protective and feeding qualities of their habitat decrease.
Keywords: Common Crane, Dubna congregation, Hula Valley, Israel, migrations, marking.